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and failure of congress to come together on a bipartisan basis to some of a problem. and they want us to get the problem solved and get this nation moving forward. in the early morning hours in the national w senate, we finald it. now i hope the house will do the same, follow the senate example, and 60 days from now we can approach this problem in a sober, honest mature way instead of a partisan fashion. that's what the american people expect. i took a look, incidentally, of the specific impact of this this morning's vote on my state of illinois and for the record, over 5 million i will i will families will be spared a tax increase under the agreement that we passed in the early morning hours. almost all of them, the working families we described earlier. without an agreement, the average family in illinois would have faced an increase in taxes of more than $2,000. half a million families in my state will continue to receive college tuition tax credits making it easier to send their kids to college. as much as $1,000 of assistance each year, which i'm sure is a helping hand. 1.5 million illi
accepts this deal, being put together tonight, congress could claw back up the cliff. >> just hours before midnight deadline, president obama gathered supporters to announce a deal was within site. >> our immediate priority is middle class families starting tomorrow. i think that is a modest goal that we can accomplish. >> the vice president and senate republican leader leading negotiations, but phone shall deal is expected to increase estate tax from 35ses today 40%. extend unemployment benefits, and bring back higher clinton era tax rates on households making more than $450,000 a year, that $450,000 fresh hold is a major concession. tom harkin threatened to pull support. >> the deal must be one that favors the middle class and he cautioned rinz against taking a spending cuts only approach. >> if they think that is going to be the formula they've got another thing coming. >> some quickly condemned the comments. >> it's dismissive and insulting. >> that is not the way presidents should lead. >> for republicans in congress who said they'd never raise taxes on anyone, the deal to let the bus
we may not be out of the woods yet in terms of how this fiscal cliff deal came together and in any event we still haven't seen congress take care of the spending components of what was parts of the fiscal cliff coming up in february. >> so it's possible what's going on right now will keep going. they'll kick it back and keep going and rolling? >> absolutely. we're looking at another situation where the agreement that was reached by the senate even if the house accepts it, kicking the can down the road is the old line which everyone -- no one seems to want but where we always are and where we are once again. >> and there's a frustration level with the people they are supposed to be representing. do you think they are aware of the frustration level the everyday person is dealing with and because this is taking so long? we've been getting e-mails and tweets saying they should have taken care of this already. that type of mentality from people. do you think they get it? >> well, they often haven't frankly in the past. we've seen situations where one of the things that causes congress t
they could have put together at the last minute. >> as i mentioned in the intro, you're leaving the congress. you've been there a long time. you sent out an e-mail last week telling supporters you're going to continue to be active and when i saw that, the first thing i asked was whether you're planning on running for office again any time soon? >> well, you know, talk to my wife about that. the answer is that i don't have any immediate plans to run for office. i'll be making some announcements in the next couple days. rather than worrying about myself in the last couple months since i knew that i wouldn't be returning, i'm concerned about the country, so i've been focusing on the job that i have now and when the new congress is sworn in on thursday, then i'll start to focus on what my plans are for the new year. >> congressman kusinich, thanks so much. it's been a real pleasure covering you on capitol hill, your run for president and we wish you all the best. >> thank you, happy new year to you and all your viewers. thank you. >>> it wouldn't be a new year's eve celebration without anderson
together. he wanted peace without any territory which, of course, didn't happen. now, just two weeks after clay's speech, the 30th congress convened in washington, and guess who was there? abraham lincoln. abraham lincoln heard clay's speech in lexington because he was visiting the town on his way from springfield to washington, d.c.. he was visiting mary's family in lexington and while he was there, he got to hear henry clay speak. it was a tremendous thing for lincoln. lincoln always idolized clay calling him the ideal politician, and to have the opportunity to actually hear clay speak was a huge thing for him. lincoln, when he was young, carried around a book of clay's speeches and read them to himself. when he was a young man, he was the president of the clay club and asked henry clay to speak in springfield, and he didn't come. this was lincoln's opportunity to meet the politician he respects and admires the most, and he heard clay give a speech against the war: perhaps t nos the surprising when lincoln's in washington, rather than talking about tariffs or economic issues that motivat
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